Ray Noble

1903 - 1978

Photo of Ray Noble

Icon of person Ray Noble

Raymond Stanley Noble (17 December 1903 – 2 April 1978) was an English bandleader, composer, arranger, radio comedian, and actor. Noble wrote both lyrics and music for many popular songs during the British dance band era, known as the "Golden Age of British music", notably for his longtime friend and associate Al Bowlly, including "Love Is the Sweetest Thing", "Cherokee", "The Touch of Your Lips", "I Hadn't Anyone Till You", and his signature tune, "The Very Thought of You". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Noble has received more than 126,153 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Ray Noble is the 1,177th most popular composer, the 4,695th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 81st most popular British Composer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 130k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.61

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ray Nobles by language


Among composers, Ray Noble ranks 1,177 out of 1,228Before him are Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Enoch Sontonga, Jesper Kyd, Robert Ashley, Malcolm Williamson, and Stephen Schwartz. After him are Abel Korzeniowski, William Alwyn, Oliver Knussen, Bernie Worrell, Thomas Adès, and Norman Dello Joio.

Most Popular Composers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1903, Ray Noble ranks 271Before him are Luther Adler, Binnie Barnes, George Padmore, Howard P. Robertson, Harold Whitlock, and June Marlowe. After him are DeHart Hubbard, Gloria Holden, Hughie Gallacher, Sybil Bauer, Mike Mansfield, and John Davis Lodge. Among people deceased in 1978, Ray Noble ranks 205Before him are Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Pavel Antokolsky, Malvina Reynolds, Wendy Barrie, Tom Wilson, and Gertrude Mary Cox. After him are Selwyn Lloyd, Robert Sobukwe, Hugh MacDiarmid, and Kofi Abrefa Busia.

Others Born in 1903

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1978

Go to all Rankings

In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ray Noble ranks 4,695 out of 6,924Before him are Peter Broadbent (1933), Bruce Halford (1931), Craig David (1981), Passenger (1984), Claire Williams (1976), and Mel Smith (1952). After him are Sean Biggerstaff (1983), Marian McPartland (1918), Louise Rayner (1832), Nigel Short (1965), George Eastham (1936), and Rose Tremain (1943).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, Ray Noble ranks 81Before him are Peter Warlock (1894), Edmund Rubbra (1901), George Fenton (1950), Dave Stewart (1950), Alan Bush (1900), and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875). After him are William Alwyn (1905), Oliver Knussen (1952), Thomas Adès (1971), Anne Dudley (1956), Rupert Gregson-Williams (1966), and Steven Price (1977).